Quick and easy One Pot Cajun Pasta

One Pot Cajun Pasta

One Pot Cajun Pasta is an easy weeknight dinner that has a robust flavor and a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth sauce that everyone will love!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine America, cajun
Keyword pasta, spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 523kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!


  • 1 Tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 14 oz. andouille sausage sliced into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 large shallots minced
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 2 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 3 large cloves garlic minced
  • 3 ½ Cups stock
  • 1 Cup Holland House White Cooking Wine
  • 16 oz. penne pasta
  • 3 large Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz. Parmesan cheese shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped sundried tomatoes
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • grated Parmesan cheese


  • In medium-sized pot, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until heated through, and edges begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Place sausage on paper towel-lined plate, and set aside.
  • In same pot, heat remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add shallots, green bell pepper, and Cajun seasoning, and stir frequently until pepper is softened and edges of onion are beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add stock, Holland House White Cooking Wine, pasta, and tomatoes to pot (pasta should almost be covered with liquid – see photo above). Give mixture a quick stir, and bring to a low boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook pasta until al dente, about 15-18 minutes, stirring often.
  • Uncover and reduce heat to low. Add heavy cream and Parmesan cheese, and stir until cheese is melted. Stir in the reserved sausage, and simmer mixture for 5 minutes, and then season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with sundried tomatoes, parsley, and shaved Parmesan cheese; serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.6g | Protein: 26.7g | Fat: 28.7g | Saturated Fat: 12.8g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 1282mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 3.3g | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 3.1mg